FRAGMIN Resource Center
Eisai offers resources to assist you and your staff in the education and administration of FRAGMIN.Learn more >
FRAGMIN Self-Injection Demo Video
This Self-Injection Demo Video walks patients through the steps of injecting with a fixed-dose or graduated syringe.Learn more >
FRAGMIN Patient Education and Administration Kits
Educational materials, including an easy-to-understand reference chart, a step-by-step product brochure, and a how-to demonstration video, introduce patients to the use of FRAGMIN at home.Learn more >
Safely disposing of used needles and syringes
Patients have a number of options for safe disposal1,2:
Drop-off collection sites
Sharps containers may be taken to appropriate collection sites, which may include doctors’ offices, hospitals, health clinics, pharmacies, health departments, community organizations, police and fire stations, and medical waste facilities
Household hazardous waste collection sites
Patients who self-inject can place their used needles in a special Sharps container (or an approved household container in certain municipalities) and place them in the Sharps collection bins at municipal household hazardous waste collection bins
Residential special waste pick-up services
Patients can also place used sharps in special container and leave it outside their home for collection by trained special waste handlers
Following US Postal Service requirements, self-injectors may place sharps in special containers that a mailed to a collection site for proper disposal
Syringe exchange programs
Patients may be able to exchange their used needles for new needles. These programs are usually operated by community organizations. For more information, call the North American Syringe Exchange Network at 253-272-4857, or visit them online.
Home needle destruction services
Patients can purchase a variety a products that clip, melt, or burn the needle, allowing the syringe or plunger to be placed in the garbage
For more information on any of these disposal options, download the free booklet from the EPA.
- Community Options for Safe Disposal
- Protect Yourself, Protect Others: Safe Options for Home Needle Disposal
Some states, such as California, have passed legislation prohibiting people from knowingly placing sharps (needles, syringes, or lancets) into their trash or recyclable containers. Patients should know the regulations in their community. View a list of state health links for safe needle disposal.